For most people, the holiday season is one long buffet table spreading from Thanksgiving though Christmas. But for many, and for their pets, the cupboard is often bare. If you’re homeless, living below the poverty level, or on a fixed income, affording a pet any time of the year can be challenging. Fortunately, there’s help available for these pet owners. Here’s how pet food banks work for families in need.
On a recent Sunday night, just as temperatures were starting to drop, the Puget Sound Pet Food Bank got a message on their Facebook page that could not be ignored. A homeless woman living in a cold garage was worried about her Chihuahua mix and asked if they might have any coats.